Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Pivot Rainbow Painters

Hi friends! Milene here with my third project as a guest designer for Crafty Doodle Chick! :) 

 I have a really fun card to share with you today. Seriously, the Lawn Fawn Pivot Pop-Up die is FUN! I have a mix and match of products going on here, so let's jump right to the tutorial!

I started out by stamping and heat embossing some images from the Neat and Tangled Paint Night set. I chose the two larger images in the set (both of the little girls), and also stamped the canvas image five times. I used Versafine ink and clear embossing powder to accentuate the lines. I added the individual scene stamp to the canvas that the little girl was holding. As this panel would be on my card front, I also heat embossed the sentiment below the girl.

Distress inks are great for both ink blending and watercoloring, so I chose to use them today. I watercolored most of my images using the inks, but I did also use my watercolor palette, as I didn't have good neutrals in my Distress collection. The same colors of ink were used to ink blend a rainbow on the edges of a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I only wanted the two sides to show, so I didn't bother ink blending the full panel. My card front was kept really simple, as the fun would be  in the inside of the card!

For the inside, I used a combination of Lawn Fawn paper packs. The top and bottom pieces are from the Lawn Fawn Really Rainbow Petite paper pack. I also added a rectangle of white regular cardstock to the bottom so that I could write my message clearly. The yellow paper with tiny hearts, however, is from the Lawn Fawn Let's Polka In The Meadow paper pack.  When using pattern paper with the Pivot die, you want to make sure that your patterns align. Therefore, you should rotate your die 180 degrees before running it through your machine for the second time. 

I don't have pictures of the step by step process of assembling the die, but it is much easier than it seems. I would recommend that you watch Lawn Fawn's tutorials to see how it all comes together. This was my first time using the die and it was very simple. If you have any questions, however, please leave them in the comments below!

When all of my pieces were die cut and my images were colored, it was just a matter of assembling my card. All of my images were cut out using the Brother Scan n Cut machine. When it comes to the assembly, be sure to use very strong tape here, as your project will be very manipulated. My other tip would be to use a lighter weight paper for the mechanism inside the card. I first used 110lb cardstock, but that was very difficult to fold. For my second attempt I used 65lb cardstock, and that worked out really well.

I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and that my colorful card will brighten your day!
I'll see you next week for my final guest designing project! 

Monday, June 18, 2018

Water You Up To?

Hi!  This is Marcia from The Frolicking Fairy, and since it is Monday, it is time for another Guest Design spot for Crafty Doodle Chick!  I chose to play with the fun Pool Piggies from Gerda Steiner Designs.  Those four little piggies are thoroughly enjoying the summer sun!  I wanted to use some of the patterned papers I've amassed in my stash, and found a perfect wave print for the pool and yellow polka dot print for the sunny background.  I thought it would be a fun change to watercolor the bikini pig.  I embossed her first onto watercolor paper using white embossing powder, applied a mask, then stamped and embossed the long float over her, also using white embossing powder.  
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I colored everything with my Distress Markers and a water brush in the following colors: Worn Lipstick, Festive Berries, Mustard Seed, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean, and Black Soot, adding polka dots to her bikini with a white gel pen.  Then, I fussy cut out the float.  Using a circle die in my stash, I cut a pool from my blue printed paper and layered on Glossy Accents to make it appear wet.  I added Glossy Accents to the piggy's sunglasses too.  For the sunny panel, I cut the sunny yellow paper down to 4" x 5.25" and heat embossed a cloud and stamped some birds from Sea You Soon from Simon Says Stamp.  The sentiment, also from that set, was stamped on a scrap of white cardstock using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  I rounded three of the four corners on both the aqua card base and the sunny yellow front panel then assembled the card!  For dimension, the pool and sentiment were attached with foam tape, and the piggy was added with foam tape atop the pool.
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Thank you for joining me!  I'll be back next Monday for my last guest design blog!  I wonder what set I'll play with next!  Until next time.. xo
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Reveal Wheel Fun with Lisa

Woot woot!  It's Friday my beautiful crafty friends and I am here today with a super fun interactive card using the new Lawn Fawn Reveal Wheel.  Now before I get started yes, I know this die is currently sold out, but don't worry!  Just sign up to be informed when the die is back in and you will receive an email.  In the mean time there are lots of other great Lawn Fawn Products from the last release still available.  Like the two sets I paired today's card with...

Isn't this so much fun?  My son said it might be my best card yet, lol.  Either way I had a great time coloring the images in from the Screen Time Set with my Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers before cutting them all out.  I then set these guys off to the side, while I worked on putting the interactive element together.  

I found this awesome video on the Lawn Fawn Youtube Channel that shows you exactly how to put your die cut pieces together.  Keep in mind that you will need a brad of some kind to keep your wheel in place and spinning.  For my sentiments I used the matching Reveal Wheel Sentiments set to keep the design simple.  For my top layer I used a mix of older Lawn Fawn paper and Sunny Studio Stamps Rainbow Bright Paper (this is one of my all time favorite stacks as it's so happy, and well rainbowy lol).

Here is a second look at the card after I've turned the dial...

I hope I've inspired you to try creating your own interactive cards in the near future!  And like I said make sure you check out the other new Lawn Fawn goodies as there is a super cute Coaster Critters Stamp Set that matches with the Slide On Over Add - On Die.

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Happy Father's Day

Hi! Kerys here from Scrappinnhappy with my weekly post and some color inspiration for the current Paw-fect challenge - All About the Boys.

Another awesome stamp from Altenew - Trigonometry - available at the Crafty Doodle Chick store.

I wanted to give you a little inspiration for the current challenge (All About The Boys), which will end on Saturday 23 June 8pm EST. I have a color inspiration board for you to try out too if you feel this would be an added inspiration.

 I started by stamping the different triangles in colors matching the inspiration board. I used MFT 'insulation pink' and 'milk chocolate' hybrid ink cubes, along with 'gathered twigs, 'rusty hinge' and 'salty ocean' distress ink cubes.

I stamped the sentiment from Altenew 'Best Dad' stamp set using the 'gathered twigs' ink.

I added a thin strip of chocolate brown cardstock to break up the patterned paper from the sentiment, and added a little white gel pen stitching to this.

This panel was then adhered to a  chocolate brown card base.

You'll find these products in the Crafty Doodle Chick store:


Thanks for looking and don't forget to check out the Crafty Doodle Chick blog every day for lots of inspiration from the rest of the design team

And don't forget to join in Challenge #4 ALL ABOUT THE BOYS to add your photos to the Paw-fect Challenge on Facebook, for your chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store and the title of TOP DOG!!

Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hammie the Hamster

Hi everyone!

Milene here - I'm back for my second post as a guest designer. Today I'm sharing a set of four cards created using the Hammie Coffee and Tea stamp set from Your Next Stamp.

When I first saw this stamp set, I immediately thought of a cozy and lazy day, with movies and coffee. I wanted to incorporate those feelings on my cards, so I created a patchwork background for my little hamsters. There's nothing cozier than a patchwork blanket!

To achieve the look I was going for, I did some ink blending and some die cutting. I started out by ink blending three A2 size pieces of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used the following Distress Oxides: Antique Linen, Iced Spruce and Tattered Rose. I also ink blended an additional piece of Bristol cardstock with Iced Spruce, to be used for my sentiments.

After ink blending, I used a cover plate die to add stitching details to my pieces. I ran all three ink blended panels through my die cutting machine, as well as a blank piece of Bristol. I wanted to incorporate white into my patchwork design.

I used a cover plate die that I already had in my stash. However, if you're looking to create this sort of design, I would recommend the following products:

I then moved on to mix and matching my different ink blended panels. I used my paper trimmer to create several stripes and pieces. I took my time to create a sketch on a piece of printing paper prior to trimming my finished pieces, to be sure I wouldn't mess it up. When the trimming was done, I ran my panels once again through my die cutting machine, using a stitched rectangle die. Creating the design and glueing it all together took some time, but I thought it was worth it!

Once my backgrounds were done, I moved on to coloring my images. I used the same Antique Linen Distress Oxide to stamp and clear heat emboss the four hamsters. I used a combination of Tombow markers and the Oxides previously used to watercolor my images. These little guys are so super cute! I love them!

I chose four different sentiments to go with each Hammie. The sentiments were white heat embossed on the ink blended piece I had already created. I had quite a few blank spots between my trimmed pieces, so I decided to add sequins to cover them up. The sequins I chose were very subtle and soft.

And that was all! These cards definitely took over a day's worth of crafting, but I got four cards done at once. Creating multiples has been my goal!

I hope my cards have inspired you to create your own patchwork design.

See you soon for another tutorial!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Let's Shell-ebrate!

Hello! This is Marcia again with The Frolicking Fairy

It's Monday and time for another card for Crafty Doodle Chick. I recently got two of Studio Katia's sets from their last release, Mermaid For Each Other and Shell-ebration, and loved the idea of using them together. To continue with the For the Boys Paw-Fect Challenge theme, my goal was to create a fun birthday card using the merman and turtle. I wanted to have the merman holding the gift and the turtle wearing the party hat. Very simple masking made that possible, tucking a scrap of paper over the edge of the hand and bottom of the party hat before stamping the background images. I stamped using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and embossed with clear embossing powder, since I would be coloring the images with Copic markers. I used the same greens for both the merman's tail and the sweet party turtle. I like to keep my color palettes simple, so the scenes flow well and no one element completes with the other.
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For the background, I tried a fun new technique of smooshing Distress Oxide inks onto glossy paper, then finishing with Distress Micro Glaze.  Since I do not own any glossy paper shown in most of the tutorials, I used some photo paper I have on hand (and what I've used for alcohol inks as well).  I mushed on Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China, and Blueprint Sketch, drying between applications.  I think I dabbed my paper into ink 5 or 6 times total, then applied a thin layer of micro glaze to the surface.  The result wasn't magic, as seen in the tutorials, but the glaze did clear some of the fogginess away and clean up the surface a bit.  I still love the effect.
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I wanted to create a window in the front panel of the card, with the turtle remaining on the inside panel.  So, after cutting the ocean panel down using Lawn Fawn stitched rectangle dies, I used some circle dies in my stash to cut through the ocean panel and the front panel together.  The ocean circle that was cut was then glued down the inside panel of the card, so the ocean would be complete when the card was folded closed.  The ocean panel was glued to the front of the notecard, and the elements added as seen.  I thought the card needed something extra, so I stamped, colored, and cut out the lyre and shells for the card front.  The sentiments, both inside and outside, were stamped on scrap light blue cardstock and embossed in white.  I was careful to layer the "Happy Birthday!" inside the card, so it was hidden behind the "Shell-abrate" sentiment on the card's front.  The turtle, merman, and top shell were all adhered with foam tape for dimension.  
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I super adore this card!  I love the cool tones and happy faces.  I think any boy (or girl for that matter) would love this fun card.  Thanks again; I'll be back next Monday with another Crafty Doodle Chick share!  Until then.. xo
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Happy Father's Day

Hello Crafty Doodle Chick Friends!!

Kendra here from Luv 2 Scrap N' Make Cards to share a Father's Day card with you!!

With Father's Day this weekend, I thought it would be fun to create a card for my husband using the Keepin' It Reel stamp set by Your Next Stamp:
Such a fun card!!

I love this stamp set for masculine cards!!

Be sure to check out all the lovely products the Crafty Doodle Chick shop carries!!

And be sure to check back for more inspiring projects by the DT!! 

Have a lovely day!


Products Used:

Keepin' It Reel
Keeping it Reel - Your Next Stamp